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Spring 2014

Dr. Thomas Nenon is named Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Thomas Nenon Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Thomas Nenon has been named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Memphis. Learn More.
Course Revitalization Grants Approved UofM Faculty Awarded Six Course Revitalization Grants
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) announced that the UofM has been awarded six TBR Course Revitalization Grants. Winning proposals were submitted by teams of UofM faculty in math, science, and foreign languages.  Learn More.
Scates Hall Arts and Sciences Dean's Offices THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The University of Memphis invites internal applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Details.

Fall 2013

U of M Selected as one of Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces U of M Selected as a Top Workplace
The University of Memphis has been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback from a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Press Release.
Three U of M Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship Three U of M Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship
Three University of Memphis students have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for foreign study for spring 2014. Press Release.
Memphis River Warriors Memphis River Warriors Clean Up
Memphis River Warriors, a University of Memphis student organization is working to clean up the trash that accumulates on the shores of McKellar Lake in Memphis. For more on their group, please visit their Facebook page. Watch the Video
National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Established National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Established
The UofM Center For Information Assurance (CfIA), as part of a consortium, has received a portion of a three-year, $800,000 grant to develop one new training course and update five existing training courses that will help states and communities better prepare for, detect and respond to cyber attacks. Press Release
Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change Hooks Institute Welcomes Assistant Director and Fellow
The Benjamin L Hooks Institute at the University of Memphis has named a new assistant director, Dr. Rychetta Watkins, and Hooks Institute Fellows Dr. Loel Kim and Carla Peacher-Ryan. Learn More
College of Arts and Sciences Department Newsletters 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
Congratulations to Rachel Shankman, The Honorable Richard P. McCully, and Beth Flanagan as the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award winners for the College of Arts & Sciences. Please join us in congratulating them and take a look at their introduction videos. Rachel Shankman, The Honorable Richard P. McCully, Beth Flanagan.
College of Arts and Sciences Department Newsletters Arts & Sciences Department Newsletters
Find out about fascinating research, upcoming events, speaker presentations, awards and more. Check out the list of Department Newsletters from the College of Arts & Sciences. Learn More
Director of Museum Fills a Niche Through his Blog Director of Museum Fills a Niche Through his Blog
Dr. Robert Connolly, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department and the Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa launched his blog Archaeology Museums and Outreach about three years ago. PROFILES article
University of Memphis professor harnesses smart phones for health care | Photo by: Kyle Kurlick UofM professor harnesses smart phones for health care
"From a conference at the White House this past Monday to trips scheduled for San Diego and Japan, University of Memphis computer science professor Santosh Kumar is a nationally recognized voice in the field of mobile health. PROFILES article
The Green Machine Mobile Food Market The Green Machine Mobile Food Market
A joint effort of the Vance Avenue and the Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning, the Green Machine's mission is to provide information and improve access to healthy foods for Memphis' food deserts. For more information, visit the E-Files Newsletter website.

Summer 2013

Dr. Beatrice Magnani U of M Researchers Identify Recent Activity Along Meeman-Shelby Fault
Dr. Beatrice Magnani, a seismologist with the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), recently led a team of earth scientists from the U of M and the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics to uncover new information related to the size, orientation and rupture history of the Meeman-Shelby Fault (MSF). Press Release
Community Engagement: C.H.Nash Museum at Chucalissa and the Southwest Memphis Community Community Engagement: C.H.Nash Museum at Chucalissa and the Southwest Memphis Community 
Dr. Robert Connolly, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, published an article in Museums and Social Issues on the last five-years of engagement between the Museum and the Southwest Memphis Community. (The journal which Connolly co-edited features articles by three other Anthropology alums.) As well, his recent blog post on this work discusses the "co-creative" nature of the engagement and links to the new website, African-American Cultural Heritage in Southwest Memphis.

Spring 2013

Goya and the Guitar - Thursday, April 18 Goya and the Guitar - Thursday, April 18
Lily Afshar, Professor of Guitar at the University of Memphis, blends a fascinating analysis of etchings by Francisco Goya with her own inimitable performance on the classical guitar. Press Release
The Pinch Party The Pinch 2013 Spring Release Party
The Pinch is a journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art committed to presenting its readers with exciting works from both new and established writers. Read more
Great Conversations 2013 Great Conversations 2013
Much like a dinner party, alumni and community friends gather at tables of eight to ten to discuss "hot topics" of College research. Read Press Release
THE C.H. NASH MUSEUM AT CHUCALISSA RECEIVES AMERICORPS SERVICE AWARD The C.H. NASH MUSEUM at Chucalissa receives Americorps Service Award from the NCCC AmeriCorps at the Winter Graduation Ceremony on the Southern Region campus in Vicksburg, MS.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) was recently selected as one of the top seven Confucius Institutes in the United States and one of the top twenty-six Confucius Institutes in the world by the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban).
River City Writers Series Will Welcome Lee Abbott October 30-31 Three U of M Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship for Foreign StudyThree University of Memphis students have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for foreign study.
Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities announces Fall 2012 Calendar Tigers Teach student receives prestigious scholarship
With $1,000, UofM junior Allison Neubert could buy 6,708 ballpoint pens, 418 packs of notebook paper or 32,293 sheets of construction paper for classroom supplies.

Fall 2012

 
River City Writers Series Will Welcome Lee Abbott October 30-31 River City Writers Series Will Welcome Lee Abbott
The River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis will welcome short story author Lee K. Abbott for two events October 30 and 31.
River City Writers Series Will Welcome Lee Abbott October 30-31 Hooks Institute Gives "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" Its Book Award
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has chosen as this year's winner of its National Book Award Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking 2011), by Manning Marable.
Dr. Stan Hyland Will Receive Kimball Award for Applied Anthropology. Dr. Stan Hyland Receives Kimball Award for Applied Anthropology
Dr. Stan Hyland, Head of School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) in the College of Arts and Sciences has been selected to receive the 2012 Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology.
Dr. Cecil Rousseau, a retired University of Memphis mathematics professor, has been named one of two winners of the mathematics world's highest honor, the Paul Erdös Award. World's Highest Mathematics Honor Goes to Retired U of M Professor
Dr. Cecil C. Rousseau, a retired University of Memphis mathematics professor, has been named one of two winners of the mathematics world's highest honor, the Paul Erdös Award.

Spring 2012

100 women to be honored during April event
The Center for Research on Women (CROW) is partnering with African and African-American Studies and the Department of History to honor 100 women from the U of M's first 100 years. The event, "100 Years, 100 Women," will be held on April 27 at 7 p.m. in the U of M Holiday Inn
MFA Professor Sonja Livingston Will Open River City Writers Series
The River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis will open its spring 2012 season with a reading by Sonja Livingston on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the University Center, Room 300.
Arts & Sciences Honors Students Will Present Research at Tenn. Capitol
Seven undergraduate students from the U of M will present their research projects during the annual "Posters at the Capitol" event Feb. 8 in Nashville.

Fall 2011

Tigers Around Town Alumni Association Will "Let the Cat Out of the Bag" Sept. 10
The "Tigers Around Town" statues will be unveiled Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon (9.10.11@12) in the Student Plaza.
lambuth The University of Memphis Will Open at Lambuth on August 27
The U of M will begin offering classes at what was formerly Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., on Saturday, August 27.

Spring 2011

Dr. Xiaohua Huang Professor Wins ORAU’s Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Dr. Xiaohua Huang has been named a 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Winner by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
Dr. Bill E. Lawson Distinguished Professor Selected for Fulbright Scholar Award
Dr. Bill E. Lawson, distinguished professor of philosophy at the U of M, has been awarded a Fulbright-University of Liverpool Scholar Award.
Internship Event Will Let Students Meet and Mingle with Local Employers
The U of M, along with The Leadership Academy and Society of Human Resources Management-Memphis, is hosting a Summer Internship Forum.
Shannon White Tennessee Economic Council Chooses Student for Internship
Shannon White has been selected for an internship with the Tennessee Economic Council on Women (TECW).
Women's History Month 2011 Women's History Month 2011 Calendar of Events
Celebrate Women's History Month this March with a full calendar of events.
Centennial History Never Looked So Good: Centennial Books Enlighten
As the University of Memphis gets ready to celebrate its centennial, two of its professors knew they had to play a key role.
Pepper Schwartz Relationship Expert Pepper Schwartz Speaks at U of M March 17
The University of Memphis will welcome one of the nation’s leading relationship experts for a lecture during Women’s History Month.
River City Writers Albert Goldbarth Will be Guest of U of M’s River City Writers Series
The University of Memphis’ River City Writers Series will welcome poet and essayist Albert Goldbarth for two events on Wednesday, March 16.
Up 'til Dawn Students Stay 'Up 'til Dawn' in Fundraising Effort
With the help of a U of M student organization, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides the world’s best cancer treatment for children.
Dorothy Allison Dorothy Allison Will Be River City Writers Guest March 2-3
The U of M’s River City Writers Series will welcome bestselling author Dorothy Allison for two events Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3.

Fall 2010

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM)Is Selected as One of the Top Confucius Institutes in the World The CIUM Chosen as One of the Top Confucius Institutes
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) has been named one of the top six Confucius Institutes in the United States and one of the top 30 Confucius Institutes in the world. press release
Cross-Departmental Team Receives NSF Research Funding Cross-Departmental Team Receives NSF Research Funding
A research team made up U of M professors will receive $1.2 million as part of a program for research and outreach related to solar energy.
U of M Seeking Applications for Master of Social Work Program U of M Seeking Applications for Master of Social Work Program
The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis will offer a Master of Social Work degree program beginning January 2011. read more
The unvanquished
With an award-winning literary journal and frequently published professors, the U of M's creative writing program is a story in itself. read more
CAS 2010 Program Review Data College of Arts & Sciences 2010 Program Review Data
Credit hours, instruction hours, programs depending on Arts & Sciences, graduation and overall college numbers. Save file to your computer to open.
Biological Sciences Department of Biology Becomes Biological Sciences
Over the summer, the name of the U of M Department of Biology was changed to the Department of Biological Sciences.
Films Tournées Festival Screens French Films Starting Oct. 27
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities will present the Tournées Festival next week.
Fernando Burgos Professor’s Book Presented at International Conference in Panama
A newly published book by U of M Spanish professor Fernando Burgos was presented at an international symposium in Panama this summer.
River City Writers Series Husband-and-Wife Writers Will Visit River City Writers Series Oct. 20
Married writers Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin will visit the University of Memphis River City Writers Series for a series of events Oct. 20.
Santosh Kumar Professor is Named One of the “Brilliant 10” Young Scientists
Dr. Santosh Kumar has been named one of the 10 most brilliant young scientists in the United States by Popular Science magazine.
Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution Program Will Examine Basketball’s Effect on Cities and Society
The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities will host an evening with Aram Goudsouzian, Josh Pastner and Russ Wigginton.
Community Initiative Expo Will Cover Online Fraud, Insider Threats, and More
The Center for Information Assurance at the U of M will host its third annual Cyber Security Expo, “Online Fraud, Insider Threat, and Cyber Crime.”
River City Writers Fall 2010
The River City Writers kicks off the fall 2010 series on September 22. FREE and open to the public. press release
Discover Your Major Day! October 7, 2010
Discover Your Major Day is a campus-wide event bringing together students, advisors, and faculty to share information. Read more
Dr. Peter Brand Grant Helps U of M Professor Continue Egypt Fieldwork
History professor Dr. Peter Brand has received a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Read more
American Flag American Flag Honoring Air Force Missile Personnel Is Raised Over U of M
Since August 2, a new flag has been flying over the University of Memphis, an American flag provided by U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 785 at the U of M. Read More
space Grant Aids Professors in Research Related to Space Missions
Two U of M professors have been awarded for their research into materials that would be suitable for use in long-term, distant space missions.

Summer 2010

Jill Williamson Chemistry Graduate Student Receives NASA Fellowship
Jill Williamson has received the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation.press release
Yi Gu U of Ms Hooks Institute Seeks Nominations for Book Award
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is soliciting nominations for its Book Award, recognizing the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. press release
Erno Lindner Ernö Lindner Will Address U of M Commencement Aug. 15
The University of Memphis will award 671 degrees during its summer Commencement on Sunday, August 15, at FedExForum.
Dr. Richard Bausch July Deadline Approaching for Writing Workshop
Aspiring fiction writers have a deadline of July 20 to apply for this fall's Moss Workshop in Fiction, led by award-winning author Richard Bausch at the University of Memphis.flyer
Donor's Challenge is largest in College's history
"The University of Memphis has afforded me many opportunities, and now I am encouraging alumni to join me by making gifts to our University," said the donor. about Challenge 2 You
Yi Gu Student's Undergraduate Work Chosen for National Journal
A paper written by Jonathan Bennett, a junior majoring in political science, international studies, economics, and German, has been accepted for publication in a national academic journal. read about it
Yi Gu Grant to Assist U of M Researchers in Study of Dioxin Disease Link
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded U of M researcher Dr. Thomas Sutter and co-investigators, Drs. Carrie Hayes Sutter and Judith Cole, a $1.57 million grant press release
Yi Gu U of M Student Is U.S. Finalist for Google International Scholarship
Yi Gu, a fourth-year doctoral student in computer science, has been named a finalist for the 2010 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship awarded by Google. press release

Spring 2010

Green U of M Ranked Among the Nation’s Leading “Green” Colleges
The University of Memphis has been ranked as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible universities by The Princeton Review. read about it
FedEx Institute of Technology U of M Will Host Conference on Livability and Transportation
“A Livable Mid-South: How Transportation Can Enhance Socio-economic Development and Quality of Life” will be May 13-14. more info
Commencement Commencement Will Award Most Degrees Ever in U of M History
The U of M will celebrate the largest Commencement in its history Saturday, May 8, awarding a total of 2,036 degrees in two ceremonies at FedExForum. more
Gift All Roads Lead to China from Confucius Institute's Summer Camps
The Confucius Institute at the U of M will partner with local schools to host the second annual Chinese summer immersion camps in June and July.
Physics Learn About Safety in the Sun and Much More During Physics Day
Learn about the scientific discipline of physics Saturday, April 24th, at the University of Memphis, during Physics Day.
Dr. Benjamin Hooks A Giant of a Man Leaves a Big Legacy:
The U of M Remembers Civil Rights Leader
The Reverend Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks
Scholarship Week Scholarship Week Will Showcase U of M Professors' Work
Scholarly and creative works by U of M professors will be on public display on the U of M campus during Faculty Scholarship Week.
U of M's Janikowski gains distinction as crime 'reducer'
The Commercial Appeal named Dr. Richard Janikowski, associate professor of criminal justice, as one of the 10 people to make a major impact in Memphis during the past decade. more on this
Sabri to present at International Space University in France
"To infinity and beyond," Buzz Lightyear's mantra, is not just a dream, but a reality, and one that is being carried out with the help of a U of M professor. read about it
Skloot’s book climbing NYT’s best-seller chart
Rebecca Skloot, assistant professor of English, has landed on The New York Times best-seller list for three straight weeks with her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown). full article
CERI’s Magnani discovers major fault line in area
Geophysicist Maria Beatrice Magnani has been an assistant research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the U of M since January 2006. more information
Party Will Celebrate Launch of U of M Literary Journal, The Pinch
The Pinch, the award-winning literary journal of the U of M, is celebrating the release of its spring 2010 issue, which will soon hit bookstores. You're Invited!...
Department of History featured at 2010 convention of the AHA
The Department of History was featured at the annual convention of the American Historical Association held in San Diego in January 2010. Watch the Video
U of M Students' Research Will Be Showcased April 5
Students at the U of M will showcase their research projects and scholarly activities April 5 at the 22nd annual Student Research Forum. read about it...
Mid South Psychology Conference will Focus on Hope & Healing
The 13th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference will be held Feb. 27 in the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. ...more info
"Harmony" Will Reign at Chinese Lantern Festival Concert Feb. 28
In celebration of China's annual Lantern Festival, the U of M Confucius Institute and Valparaiso University of Indiana will host a concert on campus. ...more info
Spring 2010 Enrollment Shows Significant Increase Over Spring 2009
Final enrollment figures for spring 2010 show that 20,402 students are enrolled at the University of Memphis....more info
CBANA Will Co-sponsor Housing Advice Session for 38111 Residents
The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association will host a day of housing counseling and legal aid Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Read the story
Dr. Santosh Kumar NSF Awards U of M $2.7 Million
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Memphis-led research team $2.7 million to study data-management issues related to wearable wireless sensor systems Read the story
Power of Soul
Charlie Santo's unique neighborhood revitalization program is strengthening a historic and creative community in Memphis. Read More

Fall 2009

Helen Hardin Honors Program Students Will Present Research
Six U of M honors students will be among 40 students from across the state who will participate in the fourth annual Posters at the Capitol in Nashville. press release
Donor's Challenge is largest in College's history
"The University of Memphis has afforded me many opportunities, and now I am encouraging alumni to join me by making gifts to our University," said the donor. about Challenge 2 You
Year End Giving
Your year-end support is especially critical to helping the UofM continue to educate the dreamers, thinkers and doers who will strengthen and lead this community. how you can support
2009 Works in Progress Symposium Will Feature Students’ Research
The Works in Progress Symposium (WIPS) at the University of Memphis will be held Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building.
Benjamin L. Hooks Civil Rights Leader Hooks’ Talk Will Reprise Earlier Speech
The Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks will speak at the U of M on Nov. 4, presenting the same lecture he gave in early October at the U.S. Capitol.
Learn About Careers in Health at Pre-Health Sciences Day
The UofM will host a Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. print flyer | press release
Dr. Danielle McNamara Named to Lead Institute for Intelligent Systems
The University of Memphis has appointed Dr. Danielle S. McNamara as director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). press release
Emerging African-American Scholars Will Present Work at Philosophy Conference Oct. 30-31
Some of the brightest African-American undergraduate scholars in philosophy will present their work October 30-31 at the Ida B. Wells Conference. press release
CAS Accolades College of Arts & Sciences Accolades
Join Dean Kurtz in congratulating CAS faculty and students for their numerous awards in 2009!
Spindel Philosophy Conference Sept. 24-26 Will Weave Three Topics
The 2009 Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis will merge three broad streams of contemporary thought. more details
Drs. Sage Lambert Graham and Susan Popham Medical jargon: professors examine health care communication
Two U of M English professors looked at medical communication breakdowns that occur in patient charts and doctor-patient interaction.
The Global Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King
Clayborne Carson, Director Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute on campus Sept. 10, 4:45-6:30pm, Mitchell 200. more details
Freshmen Convocation Fall 2009 U of M Freshmen Will Begin College Journey with Convocation on August 31
Freshmen at the U of M will start their great college adventure this year with music, school spirit, encouragement, and information.
Online Bachelor of Arts in History Online Bachelor of Arts in History
College of Arts and Sciences, History department, is proud to offer the online Bachelor of Arts in History.
U of M The New University Campus
Take a sneak peek at the U of M's new "living room."
U of M Ciba Foundation Gift Benefits Chemistry Students at U of M
The Ciba Foundation has donated $200,000 to establish the Ciba Foundation Scholars Fund in Chemistry at the University of Memphis.

Summer 2009

U of M U of M Attendance Cost Will Rise for 2009-10 Academic Year
Overall tuition at the University of Memphis will increase this fall, but University officials have worked to keep the increase as low as possible.
New GI Bill New Veterans’ Benefits Law Goes Into Effect August 1
The “New GI Bill,” officially called the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, will become effective August 1, 2009.
Faculty Convocation Holladay and Lowther Are Named First Tennessee Professors
Two U of M professors, Cary Holladay and Dr. Deborah Lowther, accepted First Tennessee Professorships during Faculty Convocation.
McWherter Library U of M Will Host Statewide Library Conference, Expo and Concert
To promote the concept of unity among libraries throughout Tennessee, the U of M will host the “We Are One!” library conference, expo, and concert.

Spring 2009

Swine Flu Update Swine Flu Update
Cases of the Swine Flu have been reported in the U.S., with each individual experiencing mild “flu-like” symptoms. As a precaution, you are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if you experience “flu-like” symptoms.
Learn more about the Swine Flu and what you can do to stay healthy.
U of M and Apple Host Major Recycling Effort U of M & Apple Host Major Recycling Effort
A major recycling event co-sponsored by Apple Inc. and the University of Memphis that resulted in tons of old and unused electronic equipment being properly disposed of last year is returning to campus May 14-16.
Math ROTC Program Will Become Newest Living Learning Community
The ROTC program has been selected as the next new Living Learning Community at the University of Memphis.
Faculty Convocation A paper trail: professor donates collection to public library
U of M professor of English donates more than 15,000 manuscripts, letters and other items to the Memphis Public Library.
Spring 2009 Archaeology Day U of M's Chucalissa Will Host Spring Archaeology Day April 18
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will host it first Spring Archaeology Day at the Museum, Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Great Conversations Join Us for Hot Topics and Great Conversation!
During this eighth annual exchange of ideas, professors and distinguished graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences will lead discussions on more than 20 wide-ranging topics
Neighborhood Summit South Memphis Collaborative Will Hold Neighborhood Summit April 4
More than 80 community residents and leaders are expected to attend the South Memphis Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, April 4.
The Obama Phenomenon Hooks Institute’s Will Explore The Obama Phenomenon
The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today will convene April 3-4 on the U of M campus.
Barack Obama Hooks Institute’s Scholarly Dialogue Will Explore The Obama Phenomenon
Scholars from around the nation explore expressions of thought & public reaction to persons and events associated with Obama’s candidacy.
Physics Slideshow Undergraduate and Graduate students in the Department of Physics welcomed Drs. Shirley Raines and Andy Myers to Manning Hall
View a slideshow from this visit slides
Osburn University of Memphis Naval ROTC Instructor Named Top in the Nation
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Curtis Osburn has been named the national Instructor of the Year in a competition sponsored by the USAA.
SnapShots Exhibit Moves to Germantown Performing Arts Center SnapShots Exhibit Moves to GPAC
"SnapShots: Memphis Women at Work" will be on display at the Germantown Performing Arts Center March 6 - April 9, 2009.
Student Research Forum U of M Students’ Research Will Be Showcased in March 30 Forum
Undergraduate and graduate students at the U of M will showcase their research projects and scholarly activities.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Award The Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award
The award will be presented April 3, 2009 during a program on the University of Memphis campus. nomination form | scholarship application
Take the M Train U of M Alumni and Friends Will “Take the M Train” to Awards Gala
The U of M Alumni Association will “Take the M Train” as it awards its highest honors on Friday, February 20.
Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser Will Discuss Fast Food Nation Feb. 4
Investigative journalist and non-fiction writer Eric Schlosser will open the spring season of the River City Writers Series on Wednesday, February 4.
Dr. David Patterson U of M Will Host Series of Discussions on Modern Jewish Classics
The U of M will host a four-part series of free, public discussions of modern classics in Jewish literature beginning February 2.
Who Sings the Nation-State Scholar Will Discuss Political Affects of War Jan. 29 at the U of M
Internationally renowned intellectual Judith Butler will speak about “Vulnerability, Survivability: The Political Affects of War” on January 29.
CERI Friends Establish Scholarship for Former U of M English Instructor
A scholarship that was established in Spring 2007 is keeping alumna and former English instructor Emalie Appleton Brooks' legacy alive.
CERI Desoto County Reception for Students Considering Attending U of M
Students who are interested in attending the U of M are invited to the reception on Tuesday, January 9, on the U of M campus.

Fall 2008

Professor of Political Science Looks at '08 Presidential Election Professor of Political Science Takes Look at '08 Presidential Election
"Memphians are deeply moved by the significance of this election in light of the history of this city and its role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Philosophy Program Inspires Middle Schoolers Philosophy Program Inspires Middle Schoolers
Middle Schoolers discuss questions like: What is wisdom? What is courage? in the Philosophical Horizons program.
CERI Dr. Chuck Langston Takes Helm at U of M's Earthquake Center
Dr. Chuck Langston is the new director of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis.
Vienna Symposium Two U of M Professors Present Literary Papers at Vienna Symposium
Two professors of Spanish recently delivered papers at an international symposium held recently at the University of Vienna.
human rights CIRI Human Rights Project Releases Annual Government Ratings
Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Data Project has released its ratings of respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights.
Army ROTC U of M Army ROTC Team Takes 3rd Place in Ranger Challenge
The U of M Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team made its best showing ever, taking third place at the Ranger Challenge.
Fayette County Project Participants Sought for Project on Fayette County, TN
Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change invite the public to participate in a project.
Cyber Security Highlights HIGHLIGHTS from Cyber Security Awareness Month
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) hosted the 1st Cyber Security Expo on Oct. 16, at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
Jewish Talks Fifth U of M Talk on Jewish Literature and Culture Will be Dec. 4
The fifth installment of a five-part series of free, public readings and discussions of Jewish literature will be held Thursday, December 4.

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